Dantes-LCP tool AX1

The aim of this report is to describe background, input, output and the result presentation of an Excel tool for simplified Eco-efficiency calculations. As part of the DANTES project a number of LCC tools have been developed and tested by ABB companies.

The purpose of this Excel tool is to allow comparison between a Conventional medium voltage switchgear and the AX1 medium voltage switchgear. The tool evaluates the cost and environmental impact of the two different types of switchgears and supports the systematic evaluation of "soft" (i.e. non economic) values.

The evaluation results can be used in market communication and as sales support, showing the advantages of looking at the lifecycle cost.

The scope of the tool is to calculate the cash flow from the operation of the medium voltage switchgear and evaluate the environmental impact of electricity losses.

This Dantes report is one in a series of five describing the LCC tools developed by ABB. The others Dantes reports are: 

A summary of the experience of developing these tools is presented in the Dantes report